Year of Call 2009
Georgina joined the Bar in 2009 after a successful 15 year career as a solicitor. Her experience is reflected in performance well above her call. Her first Supreme Court appearance was in 2013 (see news items).
She has been praised for her clear advice, persuasive advocacy, and excellent client service.
During her time as a solicitor, Georgina spent 6 years in a Legal Aid firm, specialising in employment, personal Injury and Judicial Review gaining advocacy experience in ETs, CICA appeals, and interlocutory hearings. She then joined the Engineering Employer's Federation, gaining experience of respondent work within the field of employment, before becoming Head of Employment at Taylor Willcocks solicitors.
She obtained an MBA before spending her last 7 years as a solicitor working in-house as Director of Legal Services at what became the UK’s largest union, with 2.2 million members covering engineering, transport, banking, health professionals, printers, construction workers, and many others.
Sarah Hemsley, General Counsel, Harrods
“Georgina has great tactical and strategic skill as a result of her career as a solicitor and legal officer and adds great value as a barrister”
Victoria Phillips, Head of Employment Law, Thompsons LLP
“Georgina is excellent at handling both demanding and nervous clients and at firmly dealing with opponents’ witnesses and barristers.”
James Lynas at Winkworth Sherwood Law
“We would recommend Georgina without hesitation to other schools.”
Lucy Layet, Solicitor for Employment & Schools, Wilsons LLP
“Georgina is thorough, responsive, takes a robust view and turns around the papers promptly – exactly the sort of service I need…”
Ruth Hemingway, Solicitor, Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence Department, BTMK Commercial & Personal Law
“Georgina is of great assistance in drafting ET pleadings and advising on ET proceedings. Her advice on employment law matters is always practical and commercial.”
Iain Rubli, Company Secretary, Body Shop
“Excellent at providing good clear advice, she is robust in her views and liked by clients – she is highly recommended”Close
David Scott, Minster Law
EmploymentAdd to Portfolio
Georgina has represented Claimants and Respondents in a range of final hearings and procedural hearings both in court, tribunal and EAT. She has advised and represented parties as sole counsel on the full range of employment disputes.
She writes the age discrimination section of Bloomsury Discrimination Law, and regularly speaks and write on industrial and individual employment law issues.Close
Personal InjuryAdd to Portfolio
Georgina has acted for Claimants and Defendants in personal injury matters, including drafting pleadings and advices and representing at trial. Her experience includes the range of ‘6 pack’ workplace claims, as well as stress claims, RTAs and inquests.
She has also represented a number of Claimants in Criminal Injuries Compensation appeals, and was Junior to Robert Glancy QC in Jones v First-tier Tribunal (Supreme Court - Social Entitlement Chamber). She has written a number of articles both on the case, and changes to the Scheme, which can be viewed by clicking on 'articles' via her profile.Close
Arbitration & MediationAdd to Portfolio
Georgina is a trained mediator.Close
Additional InformationAdd to Portfolio
Georgina’s lecturing experience ranges from two years teaching ILEX Civil Litigation in the late '90s, to numerous employment law courses both for managers and for trade unionists, and legal conference presentations including IRS and American Bar Association international Labor Law Conferences in Washington and Beijing. Past publications include co-authoring the IER booklet on the Employment Act 2008, and her own 'Legal Eagle' monthly employment law column for the Daily Mirror.
Recent lectures delivered to solicitors firms:
- Employment Law Tips and Tricks
- Collective Agreements – Clauses Apt for Incorporation
- Acting for trade unions
- Dealing with client/funder dilemmas
- IER October Update Conference 2010
- Panel speaker at American Bar Association Labor Law International Conferences in Beijing 2008 and in Washington 2009
- IER Employment Act 2008 Conference
- IRS Employment Act 2008 Conference
- Delivered the response to a paper given by Katherine Apps at a Seminar run by the Centre for European Legal Studies at Cambridge University Law Faculty in September 2008 on the Viking and Laval ECJ strike law cases. ILEX Civil Litigation Course
She has also accepted an invitation to speak at the American Bar Associatoin Labor Law International Conference in Rome in May 2013.
She has also performed in, and helped write materials for, mock trials for solicitors and their clients on topics ranging from the Agency Worker Regulations, to age discrimination and basic unfair dismissal.Close
Professional NegligenceAdd to Portfolio
Georgina's experience in professional indemnity work includes having a unique perspective arising from her previous career as a solicitor, both in running employment and personal injury cases, and later as an in-house multi-million pound legal budget holder and legal expenses insurer making decisions on funding and legal strategy on test cases and multi-party actions as well as approximately 2000 more standard cases per year.
She has particular experience in solicitors' negligence and medical negligence.Close
Commercial LitigationAdd to Portfolio
Georgina has advised in a number of misrepresentation claims.
She has a specialist knowledge of fines and penalties in the fields of Regulatory Law and Insurance.Close